In Year 1 we used 1-digit and 2-digit numbers to bridge ten when adding with visual support. We used really great thinking skills and showed a resilient attitude when practising this skill!
In Year 2 we have been consolidating our place value learning. We used arrow cards and dienes to support our thinking and partitioned numbers in hundreds, tens and units. Some of us even had a go at partitioning thousands, hundreds, tens and units! This really helped us later on in the week when using partitioning to support our addition skills!
Both Year 1 and Year 2 have started new units. We are looking at narrative and have been busy with a new book, 'Mama Panya's Pancakes'. In Year 1 we read the story of Mama Panya's Pancakes, set in Kenya, which we were able to locate on a map. Then we sequenced the story, picking out the key events. We then chose our favourite food from our own home country to write about. If you know the story you know there is a big focus on food! We used our 5 senses to add detail to our description and even used alliteration to make it interesting to read. In Year 2 we started our week learning about different markets, we created a sound scope using the sounds we would hear in markets from our own country. It was amazing to hear all the different languages and phrases! We continued our week making predictions about the text and asking questions based on the front cover.